For the first time in 40 years, there are no nuclear power plants operating in Japan, so the country is feeding its energy beast with fossil fuels.
There has been concern about safety since the Fukushima meltdown last year, and there are new standards for nuclear plants to withstand earthquakes and tsunamis, but none of the plants that have been taken offline for regular maintenance in the last year have been re-started. So is this the end of nuclear power in Japan?
- Michael Friedlander, a former nuclear power plant operator in the U.S.
This segment aired on May 8, 2012. The audio for this segment is not available.